Providing home security offers for homeowners is much more than installing alarms and sensors in the customer’s house. Most companies approach this topic in a different way. XFINITY Home and Vivint are two examples who grant their customers something unique. They both complement their offer with smart home solutions, extra internet service for cellular security devices, and a way to harness the power of green energy or save on the electricity bills.
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It’s true that XFINITY‘s main focus is on providing internet and cable TV, but the company is rapidly branching out to new territories, thus giving customers a new kind of experience. This is how XFINITY Home – the company’s home security service – was born. XFINITY Home is really versatile, working together with many security device manufacturers. The security inventory covers your basic needs, presenting motion sensors, surveillance cameras and environmental detectors, although there is only one type of device for each category. Smart locks are also available, not to mention the pet-sensitive motion sensors, which are always welcome in a home with cats and dogs.
XFINITY knows that homeowners often already own some form of security equipment, and that they dislike the idea to purchase a whole package just to enjoy the benefits of professional monitoring or a handy smartphone app that controls the smart devices. With XFINITY Home, you can keep your pre-existing alarms and upgrade them with the company’s service. The smartphone app is widely compatible with other popular brands like Lutron, August, Chamberlain and so on. Other than the ability to reuse owned equipment, XFINITY Home provides intelligent solutions that can be used to maintain remote control over the lightings and the thermostat, sparing a lot on the energy bill.
Vivint is a highly popular home security provider who takes the protection one step further. Vivint rallied together a versatile list of alarms and sensors of which all devices are using modern cellular uplinks to stay connected without tangling up wires and messy installation. The heart of the system is a touchscreen hub that makes it possible to check on all devices from one place. The cameras, smart locks and infrared sensors are also accessible from your smartphone thanks to Vivint’s application that knows all the features the base station has. Although you always receive notifications through the app, the company’s monitoring staff is aiding you as well, acting on your behalf during a break-in.
But Vivint’s customers receive much more than security solutions. The company’s portfolio covers a cloud storage option called Space Monkey. This device is capable of backing up photos, videos or even security camera footage up to 1TB. To keep up with the upload rates, Vivint provides internet service that gives you up to 100Mbps. This dashing internet speed is good for both surfing and streaming movies. Last but not least, the company grants people total green energy by installing solar panels in their home. Choosing this form of clean energy can greatly reduce the energy bills on the longer run.
At first sight Vivint and XFINITY Home seem to be really different, as they work with different device brands, but in reality they share common features like home automation, energy saving green solutions, and high speed internet connection as an extra service. Vivint has a more professional list of equipment, while XFINITY Home manages already owned equipment in a very flexible manner. Vivint has three different security packages with steadily increasing features, while XFINITY Home has four, and the most cost effective starts from $19.95 per month.